Work Addiction and Heart Disease

Work addiction is often disguised as working hard or trying to hang onto one’s job. With companies laying off workers in mass numbers, those people who are left are expected to pick up the slack and be even more productive. Most people who are workaholics won’t admit it, even to themselves.

When you get to the point where work is something that you focus on constantly, even during your off hours and you can’t relax when you are off the job, you may be living with a work addiction. Some workaholics even get stressed out when they are supposed to be on vacation because they are away from work.

This kind of stress means that you are at increased risk for heart disease, a heart attack, or a stroke. Treatment is available for this type of behavior; ask your doctor for a referral to a therapist.